Catalog 2016-2017 
    
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PUBH 301 Foundations of Public Health

5 credits
This course will introduce the foundations of various specializations in public health including chronic and infectious epidemiology, behavioral and social epidemiology, community health, molecular and genetic epidemiology, etc. Students will develop a broad understanding of how these specializations address public health issues across the globe by this introduction to the fundamental principles, concepts, and tools used in various public health disciplines.

Prerequisites: Admission to the BASPH program or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the history, mission, and goals of public health
  • Investigate core specializations in public health including epidemiology, community health, and biostatistics
  • Explore key concepts of public health, including morbidity and mortality, infectious and chronic disease, social determinants of health, and health disparities within populations
  • Discuss the major issues and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention
  • Explain the role of public health professionals in addressing the public’s health
  • Investigate the role of governments and health policy in public health
  • Compare and contrast public health efforts locally, nationally, and globally